Predators vs. Ducks Prediction
The Nashville Predators snapped a three-game losing skid their last time on the ice. Can Nashville continue the winning tonight as they travel to play the Anaheim Ducks?
Sunday, January 5, 2019
Honda Center at 10:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Predators are a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Ducks are a +105 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. As of Sunday morning, 55 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Nashville. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Predators roll past Kings
Nashville claimed a 4-1 victory Saturday night at Los Angeles to move to 19-15-6 on the season. Rocco Grimaldi gave the Predators a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on assists from Craig Smith and Roman Josi. Ryan Johansen made it 2-0 with 44 seconds left in the first off assists by Josi and Mattias Ekholm. The Kings trimmed it to 2-1 through 40 minutes, but Nashville answered on a Yakov Trenin goal with 10:43 to play in the third period with assists going to Matt Irwin and Justin Watson. Smith completed the scoring a minute-plus later with an assist courtesy of Smith. Pekka Rinne stopped 23 shots on 24 shots to notch the win between the pipes.
Ducks lose third straight
Anaheim was doubled up by a score of 4-2 Thursday night at Arizona to drop to 16-20-5 on the season. Jakob Silfverberg evened the score at 1-1 for the Ducks with 32 seconds left in the first period on assists from Isac Lundestrom and Max Comtois. Max Jones gave Anaheim a 2-1 advantage at the 17:36 mark of the second period with assists coming from Michael Del Zotto and Sam Steel. The Ducks gave up three goals in the third period to relinquish control of the contest. John Gibson allowed four goals on 34 shots in the defeat.
NHL Betting Trends
The Predators are 5-2 in their last seven Sunday games. Nashville is 2-5 in its last seven games versus the Pacific Division.
The Ducks are 4-9 in their last 13 home games. Anaheim is 0-7 in its last seven Sunday games.
The Ducks might not be the better team, but they benefit from a couple off days while the Predators are on the second end of a back-to-back. While it's been a struggle much of the season for Anaheim, rest does count for something. When you also take into account that the home team is 6-0 in the last six meetings in this series, the Ducks look like an even better pick at plus money.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ANAHEIM DUCKS +105